• Flying Gurnard

Flying Gurnard

Product Description

Product Description

The Flying Gurnard is also known as the Oriental Helmut Gurnard. It is a light-brown color with orange to dark-brown spots. The pectoral fins can be flared out into an impressive display of fan-like wings, with spines extending beyond the flesh at the tips. The tips of the wings are tinged with a blue. A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with a large unobstructed swimming area and a sandy bottom without much rockwork will provide a suitable environment. Aggressive tank mates should be avoided as well as bottom dwellers. The diet of the Flying Gurnard consists of small bottom-dwelling fish, black worms, shrimp (mysis or brine), and other meaty foods.


Minimum Tank Size

180 gallons

Care Level




Water Conditions

72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max Size

14 inches